Dennis McNett | The Conjuring of the Red River At Shreveport Regional Art Center

June 02 2015 . 02:35am



Shreveport Regional Art Center

710 Texas Street
Downown Shreveport, LA 71101

Friday,May 15, 2015 – Sat, Aug 1, 2015

On their travels across the North American continent, the Wolfbat tribe has made it’s way into the city of Shreveport. Several of the Wolfbat shamans, when entering the city, felt the residual presence of ancient gods. The greek god Pan, who was the god of rustic music, had been in the area drumming up the musical talents from blues musicians such as Leadbelly and later performers from the Louisiana Hayride. The Hindu goddess Rati had also been through Shreveport conjuring up human pleasures through Annie McCune and her notorious red light district. The ferryman, Charon had been shuttling these notable characters from the river Styx into the Red River through a dimensional rift that had opened many centuries ago where the Artspace on Texas St. now stands.

The walls of Artspace will be filled with carvings in honor of these Shreveport icons ands the gods who inspired them. The Wolfbat tribe will also be constructing a dimensional rift riding Riverboat that will open the Red River from a porthole in Artspace allowing the river to flow into the gallery and shower the space with the energy of these gods and icons.

More at artspaceshreveport.com
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DENNIS MCNETT- ANTI ART SHOW timelapse created by Sixstair

November 29 2013 . 07:16am

Here is a timelapse created by Sixstair with a conversation with Dennis McNett about the Anti-Art show in the project room at Known Gallery. Antihero graphics, boards, carved blocks.

DENNIS MCNETT | TEMPLE OF WOLFBAT
Show runs: November 16 – 30, 2013

Curated by Dante Ross

 

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Dennis McNett Temple of Wolfbat at Known Gallery | Juxtapoz timelapse

November 29 2013 . 07:08am

 

DENNIS MCNETT | TEMPLE OF WOLFBAT
Show runs: November 16 – 30, 2013

Curated by Dante Ross

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DENNIS MCNETT | TEMPLE OF WOLFBAT Opens November 16, 2013

November 15 2013 . 08:14am

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DENNIS MCNETT | TEMPLE OF WOLFBAT
Opening reception: November 16, 2013 | 8-11p
Show runs: November 16 – 30, 2013

Curated by Dante Ross

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
info@knowngallery.com

The Wolfbat is born from the Nordic legend of Fenris yet has generated its own mythology. The Wolfbat is a conjurer and conqueror. The Wolfbat is reflective and meditative.

The Wolfbat is the soul of featured artist Dennis McNett.

Known Gallery is proud to present Temple of Wolfbat, an installation, collection and retrospective of Dennis McNett’s profound and spiritual work. Sculpture, leather etching, collage painting, and wood carving all play roles in the Temple, as Brooklyn-based McNett brings his animalistic storytelling journey to the renowned Known Gallery, Los Angeles November 16 through 30, 2013.

A 30-foot Viking ship sailing the wrong way down 10th Avenue in Manhattan with a metal band playing and fireworks exploding. A collaboration with Swoon in Milan. Barney’s windows on Madison Avenue, and in Chicago and Seattle. Projects with Vans, Antihero and Volcom. Exhibits from Berlin and Copenhagen to Estonia and Mexico. Museums, skateboards, galleries and city streets have all served as backdrops to McNett’s creative evolution, a powerful mix of sophistication and grit. ““It’s easy to by cynical in this world. For me, it’s not always easy to walk through life with positivity and try to offer that positivity back to the world,” says McNett. “I find it fun and effective to offer it with characters, story telling, collaboration, made-up myth and meditation. Temple of Wolfbat is a combination of all these things.”

In addition to the Temple of Wolfbat, the McNett show will feature a complete project room retrospective of Dennis’s work for Antihero Skateboards, a lineage of decks dating back to 2006.

ABOUT DENNIS MCNETT

Born in Virginia Beach, VA in 1972, Dennis McNett and his trusty 4.5mm V-notch carving tool have made their mark across the US and around the world. As powerful on white gallery and museum walls as on the street or a skateboard deck, McNett’s art pays homage to Nordic legend in myriad spiritual executions across numerous mediums. Recognized for his talent by everyone from Juxtapoz Magazine to the Jeffrey Deitch Art Parade, McNett enjoys sharing his inspiration with little kids, art students, skateboarders, and art collectors alike.

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Dennis McNett x Antihero exclusive board release at Supreme, Los Angeles

November 12 2013 . 02:12pm

Anti_Art_LA copy

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